Audio-Technica ATR2500USB Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone

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About Audio-Technica ATR2500USB

The Audio-Technica ATR2500USB Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone is ideal for podcasting, home studio recording, field recording and voiceover use, the ATR2500-USB plugs right into your computer's USB port and functions seamlessly with your favorite recording software. This large-diaphragm side-address condenser offers a USB output for recording to your computer, a quality analog-to-digital converter for excellent fidelity and a headphone output with level control for monitoring with no audible delay. Its cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of unwanted sounds from the sides and rear.

The Audio-Technica ATR2500USB is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Audio-Technica ATR2500USB: Film/video production, Podcast, Vocals and Voiceover/dialog

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Voiceover/dialog (8),Podcast (5),Vocals (5),Film/video production (4),Easy to use (3),Good audio (3)

Audio-Technica ATR2500USB Features

  • Side-address condenser microphone with USB output for easy connection to your computer
  • Ideal for podcasting, home studio recording, field recording and voiceover use
  • Built-in headphone jack allows you to directly monitor your microphone's output without audible delay
  • Adjust headphone volume with easy-to-use controls on the front of the microphone
  • High-quality AD convertor with 16 bit, 44.1/48 kHz sampling rate
  • Compatible with Windows and Mac
  • Low-mass diaphragm provides excellent frequency response
  • Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of unwanted sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source
  • Low self-noise - ideally suited for digital recording equipment
  • Pivoting, threaded stand mount attaches securely to the supplied tripod or to a conventional microphone stand
  • Tripod desk stand with folding legs for secure and easily portable tabletop use
  • Durable metal construction for long-lasting performance
  • USB cable included

Audio-Technica ATR2500USB Specifications

Element
Condenser
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Frequency Response
30 - 15,000 Hz
Power Requirements
USB Power (5V DC)
Bit Depth
16 bit
Sample Rate
44.1 kHz/48 kHz
Volume Control
Headphone volume controlled by up/down buttons
Output Connector
USB-type
Headphone Output Power
10 mW @ 16 ohms
Headphone Jack
3.5 mm TRS (stereo)
Dimensions
155.0 mm (6.10") long, 50.0 mm (1.97") maximum body diameter
Weight
366 g (12.9 oz)

Audio-Technica ATR2500USB Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
3.1

(based on 20 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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    (4)

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    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great sound, super simple setup

First off, read the manual before you plug in the microphone. It only takes a couple of minutes. I'm using a Win7 laptop with an SSD, which means that it's the quietest computer that I can find. I am using this microphone for voiceovers for videos and for future studio use (voice only). After reading the instructions, I attached the microphone to a mic stand, ran the cable from the microphone to my PC. This is a substantial microphone in terms of size and weight. Not massive, but it's larger ...

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First off, read the manual before you plug in the microphone. It only takes a couple of minutes. I'm using a Win7 laptop with an SSD, which means that it's the quietest computer that I can find. I am using this microphone for voiceovers for videos and for future studio use (voice only). After reading the instructions, I attached the microphone to a mic stand, ran the cable from the microphone to my PC. This is a substantial microphone in terms of size and weight. Not massive, but it's larger and heavier than you would expect. It took about 30 seconds for Win7 to recognize the mic and install the drivers. I adjusted the microphone level. I did a test reading for about 20 seconds, but the mic was reversed. Stupid me! It picked up my voice and the TV in the background. Test reading two. Turned off the TV, turned around the mic and was very impressed by the sound quality. I'm recording directly into Sony Sound Forge v9.0D and have found it to meet my needs. I don't plan on using the mini-tripod. I will use a mic stand so when I do my voiceovers, I can stand and move my arms and have some freedom of movement. In the attached photo, I've left plenty of slack at the USB connector, and I used Velcro to keep the cord against the mic stand pole. I also replaced the original USB cable with one that is about 12 feet long, which lets me move my laptop far out of the range of the audio. In my test audio, you can hear the dog playing with his squeaky toy. He will be removed from the room during actual voiceover work. Dislikes: The extremely bright blue LED. I slipped a label maker label over it. You can still see the blue, but it doesn't blind you. I tried the headphone jack. I need to do some more testing. I want a longer USB cable to move it further from my computer. I replaced it with a much longer cable.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Just Terrible

I bought this device only to find out it's not going to work with my PC. I use a different microphone from another brand and it works properly on my computer. This seemed to be the only thing that gives me the error of "USB Device Not Recognized" When I've seen this equipment work it is amazing but only when you can get it to work. I will never buy from this manufacturer again.

Reviewed by 20 customers

 
5.0

Great sound, super simple setup

By

from New Jersey

First off, read the manual before you plug in the microphone. It only takes a couple of minutes. I'm using a Win7 laptop with an SSD, which means that it's the quietest computer that I can find. I am using this microphone for voiceovers for videos and for future studio use (voice only). After reading the instructions, I attached the microphone to a mic stand, ran the cable from the microphone to my PC. This is a substantial microphone in terms of size and weight. Not massive, but it's larger and heavier than you would expect. It took about 30 seconds for Win7 to recognize the mic and install the drivers. I adjusted the microphone level. I did a test reading for about 20 seconds, but the mic was reversed. Stupid me! It picked up my voice and the TV in the background. Test reading two. Turned off the TV, turned around the mic and was very impressed by the sound quality. I'm recording directly into Sony Sound Forge v9.0D and have found it to meet my needs. I don't plan on using the mini-tripod. I will use a mic stand so when I do my voiceovers, I can stand and move my arms and have some freedom of movement. In the attached photo, I've left plenty of slack at the USB connector, and I used Velcro to keep the cord against the mic stand pole. I also replaced the original USB cable with one that is about 12 feet long, which lets me move my laptop far out of the range of the audio. In my test audio, you can hear the dog playing with his squeaky toy. He will be removed from the room during actual voiceover work. Dislikes: The extremely bright blue LED. I slipped a label maker label over it. You can still see the blue, but it doesn't blind you. I tried the headphone jack. I need to do some more testing. I want a longer USB cable to move it further from my computer. I replaced it with a much longer cable.

 
4.0

Amazing Product for Beginners!

By

from Saratoga Springs, UT, USA

This product is great for anyone who's looking for a cheap but good quality mic!! I been using it for awhile now and I don't regret spending my money on it! However there is times that the mic cord has a hard time but betides that everything is just amazing!

 
3.0

Overall a Good Device

By

from Arkansas

I have used this device for six months, but I do travel with the device and have found that this device is not meant to travel. The small prongs at the base used for the USB connection are not meant to be plugged in over and over again even though I am very careful. Even going as far as purchasing a separate carry case for the microphone to go into. The USB cord now makes intermittent connections with the four prongs causing it to disconnect with the computer if the cord is not positioned just right, and is not hit accidentally during recording.

 
1.0

Just Terrible

By

from Little Rock, AR, USA

I bought this device only to find out it's not going to work with my PC. I use a different microphone from another brand and it works properly on my computer. This seemed to be the only thing that gives me the error of "USB Device Not Recognized" When I've seen this equipment work it is amazing but only when you can get it to work. I will never buy from this manufacturer again.

 
3.0

Terrible background noise!

By

from South Carolina, SC

I've had this mic for a while now. Probably 6-8 months, and all of the sudden it's starting to be all weird with my fan in the back ground. *Note I bought a pair of studio headphones for my computer and it might be the headphones, but i'm not sure. The first few months i've had the mic I could have my fan on all day on the highest setting and you could barely hear it, that was using my default apple headphones that came with the iPhone. Now that I bought Behringer HPS 3000's the audio on the mic picks up my fan over me. Even on the lowest setting. And even with it off you can hear the noise my computer makes. I don't under stand what I did or what happened to make the mic pick so much noise up! So I might as well ask for support or something to help me fix this issue. Other than the mic picking up things it really never had or should be, in my opinion, it's great. Very easy to use HOWEVER, the initial tri-pod desk stand that comes with it is very flimsy and falls over if shake your desk or something. So I bought a 'On Stage Stands' microphone stand which works great.

 
3.0

Iffy

By

from Undisclosed

I just got this microphone and when I went to plug it in my audio coming through my headphones stopped working. I tried rebooting, changing headphones, unplugging the mic but still no sound except for skype. I have windows 8 and I noticed that there was no setup info for windows 8. Overall it is a good mic if you have anything but windows 8

 
1.0

Horrible

By

from Undisclosed

I doesn't even work with my computer! I tried everything. Overall, this was a complete waste of my time and I am better off buying a new microphone.

 
5.0

Sleek and Effective.

By

from Ohio

This microphone is a great way to get started with a majority of projects. I personally use it for Voice Acting and Vocals. I have received several compliments on having professional sound quality. I highly recommend purchasing this microphone!

 
4.0

unrecognizable by windows

By

from San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA

Hi. I love this mic... for the first day until I turned off my computer. Then I turned it on and plugged in the microphone. There was a notification saying, "The last usb device that you plugged in is not recognized by windows." I looked all around the internet and nothing. I even looked here. I have windows 8 and I updated it today. After that it was unrecognizable. I'm frustrated! Please help me I need help. Thank you.

 
3.0

great mic. stand not great

By

from New York, NY, USA

Bought the mic over a year ago but didn't use it until earlier this summer for voiceover and other recording. The mic is easy to use and is easily recognizable by my Mac. The headphone connection is very helpful. I love it. The stand, though, is not good. The thread stripped far too easily and I'm trying to find a way to replace it. I don't love it. At all. This would have been a five star review if the stand hadn't failed. (apologies. review was mistakenly posted by me as a comment)

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Shopper  How does this work with an IMac and iMovie?
Andrew R  I'm not sure I understand your question. This unit connects via USB and should work in the same manner as any other USB connected microphone
Shopper  will this work with windows 7 operating system?
Andrew R  Theoretically, yes. The manufacturer does not indicate any specific operating system requirements.
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